A decade has passed from that moment, when we saw Blake Lively in “Gossip Girl”. She still has Serena van der Woodsen perfect body and stunning hair, but mentally the actress has changed a lot. She acted in a number of complex movies, which are far not so light-minded as “Gossip Girl” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”.
Blake Lively portrayed a single mom with drug addiction in “The Town” (produced by Ben Affleck), a divorcée in a comedy-drama “Café Society” with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, and even a blind woman in “All I See Is You”. Now Blake has lots of career plans and is full of energy to fulfill them. She decided to try her hand as producer and make the film “The Husband’s Secret”.
But the fact, that Blake Lively is completely involved into career making doesn’t mean that she has no time for her family life. “My family is the most important thing for me. Everything else is on the second place”, she says.
We have already told you about her great talented partner Ryan Reynolds in “Blake Lively Husband Ryan Reynolds”. Now it’s time to speak about her, the great lady, stunningly beautiful woman, a mother of two girls and a talented actress. Read about her early years, career way and how she solves conflicts with her husband.
Ryan Reynolds Wife Blake Lively Childhood
She looks like a typical Hollywood blonde, a socialite, who spends the whole day, drinking champagne and changing brand clothes. But the actress Blake Lively insists Serena van der Woodsen is just the screen image, which she skillfully created for the series “Gossip girl”. But in her real life she has nothing in common with this bright rich girl. “I have never tried drugs and have never slept with my friend’s boyfriend. On the contrary, I was a brilliant student and was even elected as the class president”, Lively says smiling.
At first nobody believed her. But then everyone understood, that she really can change, when Blake depicted Kris in “The Town”. They say, at first Ben Affleck doubted, whether to cast Lively in his film, but then fell in love with her and was ready to cheat his then wife Jennifer Garner, but Blake Lively didn’t accept his confessions and thus didn’t become the reason of his divorce.
No wonder, because since her earliest years Blake Lively has always respected the family – her own one and families of other people.
She was born on August 25 in 1987 in the family of Elaine McAlpin and Ernest Brown, Jr. Both her parents were busy in an entertainment industry. Her mother served as a talent scout, and her father was an actor. He took the stage nickname “Ernie Lively”, and that name Blake chose as her moniker too. But the actress born name is Blake Ellender Brown.
Lively grew up with a brother Eric Lively, who has become an actor too, and three half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage.
As Blake tells, she has never planned to become an actress. In fact, acting was not as interesting for her as it is for many other people, because she grew up with it. Playing in the movies and preparing young actors for their roles was the daily routine for her parents, and Blake treated it the same as any other everyday boring deal.
It was her brother Eric, who insisted, Blake should try acting. No wonder, because a girl had everything to become a star. She was incredibly beautiful and camera loved her. In addition, she knew a lot about acting process – very often Blake Lively spent time at acting courses, arranged by her parents. Soon Eric hired an agent for his sister, and Lively began visiting auditions.
Blake Lively Career Way
Gradually something, which started like a joke, had become incredibly important for her. In 2005 Blake Lively presented the own movie.
She portrayed Bridget in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. The teen story about four high school pupils, who occasionally found jeans, which suited each of them, although they had different sizes and body shape, has become a real hit. Directed by Ken Kwapis, the film about four friends won several awards. It opened Blake Lively doors to new television roles.
No need to say, that Blake Lively breakthrough was the work in “Gossip Girl” – you have already heard it. But nothing is so simple, because having become popular with the role of New York socialite, Blake Lively was accepted by most of people only as a light-minded beauty, not as a serious actress. At first film directors didn’t accept Blake Lively in their movies. But then she won the role in “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”. The film director Rebecca Miller gave Lively that chance, because she knew, how hard it was for a female actress to get rid of the reputation of a hot bombshell, who is, surely, beautiful, but silly and that’s why can’t get serious movie roles.
Blake portrayed the main heroine Pippa in her young years. She got a chance to try her hand as a drama actress, and in addition meet at the film set talented modern actors, such as Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright and Monica Bellucci.
From that moment Blake Lively career changed its direction and the actress moved to serious roles, which made people around her not just watch her eternal beauty, but also listen to her words.
But career is not the most important thing in the world for a woman. That’s why, in spite of her success on the stage, Blake Lively was always looking for something bigger. For a perfect love, of course!
Blake Lively Love Life
They say it’s really hard for a beautiful woman to find the right fellow. Very often men think that the beauty is not alone, that’s why she usually dates a man, who can’t think at all, that means, silly and irresponsible.
But the beauty Blake Lively managed to break up this rule. In her “before Ryan Reynolds” personal life she dated really great talented and smart young men, who were mostly actors.
The first man, with whom Blake Lively appeared in public, was Kelly Blatz. The American actor, film director and musician met Blake Lively at the set of “Simon Says”. Two young people of the same age immediately fell in love with one another. They were dating in 2004-2007 and then broke up. Blake Lively got the lead role in “Gossip Girl” and met another man.
If you are a fan of Blake Lively, surely, you know that she dated Dan Humpfrey actor Penn Badgley. At first the couple denied rumors about their affair and insisted, they were “just friends”, but in 2010 confirmed, that they were in love and visited a number of public events together.
In her interview to Glamour magazine, Blake insisted that she had never been in short-term relationships, and always had serious intentions as for the man near her. But paparazzi caught her in the company of Hollywood A listers several times and each time she told, that “they were friends”. It’s up to you to decide, whether believe Blake Lively or not, but you should know!
In October 2010 hot actress was noticed in Disneyland, taking by hand the most romantic actor in the world – Ryan Gosling. We have already told you, that Ryan Gosling is in long-term relationships with Eva Mendes now. But earlier he couldn’t resist Blake Lively charm.
In addition, the cute blonde had a great time at the yacht with Leonardo DiCaprio in summer, 2011.
But now Blake Lively is a good girl, who loves her husband Ryan Reynolds.
How Does Blake Lively Solve Conflicts With her Husband?
It’s hard to create a happy family for everyone. But this task is almost unfulfilled for celebrities. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are two creative ambitious people. No doubt, they have conflicts. But when Blake Lively is asked about her husband, her face is always changed. “I love him most part of the time. I say “most part” just because I don’t want to make people jealous with my too perfect life!” the actress says.
And this moment Blake doesn’t look like a popular actress, who must have perfect public image. She is just an ordinary woman, who is happy with her love life.
As for the quarrels, Blake Lively knows how to solve them. “I treat Ryan as my girlfriend”, she says. And then explains, “When I was in my teens, I usually came to my female friends, and told them about my boyfriend that “he did that and that”. Now I come to my husband as to my girlfriend and say, “Listen, I was upset with that and that” and he listens to me and tries to help”. Is this approach a secret of happy relationships? Who knows… But they really look so happy together – Ryan Reynolds and his wife, mother of his kids and his love Blake Lively!